|Two Trends Find a Home on Yiddish Farm - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 013 - March 13, 2012 Naftali Ejdelman, co-founder of Yiddish Farm, talks with Emma Morgenstern about the resurgence of interest in Yiddish and the popularity of the "back-to-the-land" movement. Against this backdrop, Naftali has managed to create a place where students can speak Yiddish while toiling in the fields.
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern, environmentalism, Naftali Ejdelman, organic farming, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish Farm, Yisroel Bass
|A 14-Year-Old Who Rescues Yiddish Books - Yiddish Book Center|
Fourteen-year-old Emma Lezberg, the Yiddish Book Center's youngest zamler (volunteer book collector), talks about about why she started collecting Yiddish books, her plans to study Yiddish, and the one book she had to have for her personal library. Episode 31 June 26, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Call of the Wild; Emma Lezberg; Emma Morgenstern; volunteer; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Yiddish books; zamler
|Yiddish and Ladino: Understanding Jewish Languages - Yiddish Book Center|
Sephardic Studies professor and author Sarah Abrevaya Stein talks about editing the translation of a Ladino memoir into English and how her internship at the Yiddish Book Center shaped her understanding of Jewish languages. Episode 41 September 4, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern; Ladino; Salonika; Sarah Stein; Sephardic culture; Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; Translation; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
|Chaim Grade's Elegy for the Soviet Yiddish Writers - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 020 - April 24, 2012 Fellow Josh Price reads an excerpt from Chaim Grade's poem "Ikh veyn af aykh mit ale oysyes fun dem alef-beys" ("I weep for you with all the letters of the alphabet") and discusses the context of this elegy for the Soviet Yiddish writers executed under Stalin's regime.
Keywords: Chaim Grade, Elegy for the Soviet Yiddish Writers, Emma Morgenstern, Josh Price, Poetry, Soviet Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish Language
|Bar Mitzvah - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 011 - March 6, 2012 Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan sheds some light on Bar Mitzvahâa "shund" (lowbrow), yet culturally priceless, Yiddish film from 1935 starring Yiddish theatrical great Boris Thomashefsky.
Keywords: bar mitzvah, Boris Thomashefsky, Brandeis, Emma Morgenstern, Kenneth Turan, National Center for Jewish Film, Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish film
|Poetry, Criticism, and the Jewish Literary Landscape - Yiddish Book Center|
Poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch reflects on his early introduction to Jewish literature, and shares reading and writing advice he'll offer to students at the Center’s Great Jewish Books program. To find out more about the Great Jewish Books summer program for high school students at the Yiddish Book Center, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books. Episode 39 August 21, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Adam Kirsch; Books and Literature; Emma Morgenstern; Great Jewish Books; Literary Criticism; Modern American Literature; Modern Jewish Literature; Poetry; Yiddish Book Center Audio
|Behind the Scenes of Holy Ground - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 029 - June 19, 2012 Erik Greenberg Anjou, director of the acclaimed documentary The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, talks about the making of the film and the upbeat message he hopes to spread to his audiences.
Keywords: documentary, Emma Morgenstern, Erik Greenberg Anjou, Frank London, Klezmer, Lorin Sklamberg, Music, The Klezmatics, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish music, Yidstock
|All Things Yiddish - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 022 - May 16, 2012 When asked what's new at the Yiddish Book Center, Aaron Lansky had plenty to report: the opening of a new interactive exhibit, a recap of the recent Chaim Grade weekend program, new initiatives to jumpstart Yiddish translation, arriving students, and, believe it or not, there's more.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, All Things Yiddish, Chaim Grade, Discovery Gallery, Emma Morgenstern, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Translation, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio
|Flying Klezmer - Yiddish Book Center|
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra went viral this spring with a video of an impromptu klezmer performance on a delayed flight from Toronto to Frankfurt. Emma Morgenstern catches up with Mark Marczyk, the band's fiddler, about their captive audience and other wacky venues the band has graced with song. Watch the Lemon Bucket Orkestra's airplane performance. Episode 32 July 3, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern; Klezmer; Lemon Bucket Orkestra; Mark Marczyk; Music; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center Audio; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center
|American Jews, Maxwell House, and Passover - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 015—March 27, 2012 Nora Feinstein, the woman behind the Maxwell House Haggadah Project, tells us how the coffee company's haggadah came to be a staple at the American seder and about her project to capture photos and memories related to the haggadah.
Keywords: Barnard, Emma Morgenstern, haggadah, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Maxwell House, Maxwell House Haggadah Project, Nora Feinstein, Passover, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Yiddish Book Center Audio
|From Baltimore to Vilnius: Yiddish Stories from around the World - Yiddish Book Center|
This summer Christa Whitney took the Wexler Oral History Project out of the Yiddish Book Center's studio and into the field. Whitney tells us about the interviews she conducted in cities from Baltimore to Vilnius, and why she loves the opportunity to ask the important questions. Episode 42 September 11, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Baltimore; Christa Whitney; Emma Morgenstern; Fira Bromson; Jewish Public Library; Liba Augenfeld; Montreal; New York; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
|Staging Modern Adaptations of Yiddish Plays - Yiddish Book Center|
Ellen Perecman, founder of the New Worlds Theatre Project, discusses the process of choosing, translating, and producing Yiddish plays for an English-speaking audience. Perecman and her company will be in residence at the Yiddish Book Center this week as they begin working on Dovid Pinski’s Professor Brenner. Episode 37 August 7, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Aaron Lansky; New Worlds Theatre Project; Ellen Perecman; Yiddish Theater; Theater; Translation; Dovid Pinski; Professor Brenner; New York; Adaptation; Amherst MA; Amherst; Jewish; Jewish Culture; Yiddish Culture; Emma Morgenstern; Hebrew
|Seth Rogovoy on Yidstock - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 024 - May 30, 2012 Yidstock will bring some of the top names in klezmer to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Seth Rogovoy, Yidstockâs program organizer, explains how the bands, which include the Klezmatics and Socalled, represent the many incarnations of klezmer.
Keywords: Brian Bender Duo, Eleanor Reissa, Emma Morgenstern, Frank London, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Hankus Netsky, Hebrew National Salvage, Michael Winograd Trio, Seth Rogovoy, Socalled, The Klezmatics, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yidstock
|The Fugs' Yiddish Inspiration - Yiddish Book Center|
Episode 027 - June 12, 2012 The Fugs, a 1960s garage band, made frequent use of bongos, curse words, and protest poetry. They also used Yiddish songs and other Jewish source material. Music critic Seth Rogovoy, in conversation with Emma Morgenstern, plays clips from The Fugsâ First Album and ponders what makes their music Jewish.
Keywords: 1960s, Aaron Lansky, Beat poets, Bulbes, Ed Sanders, Emma Morgenstern, folk music, garage rock, Jewish music, Music, Pakn Treger, Seth Rogovoy, The Fugs, Tuli Kupferberg, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish folk song
|Students Reflect on Yiddish and Jewish Identity - Yiddish Book Center|
Steiner Summer Yiddish Program students Dory Fox and Jamie Nadel reflect on how the program provided them with a new understanding of Jewish culture. Episode 36 August 1, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; Steiner Summer Program; Yiddish; Language Education; College Students; Yiddish Classes; Amherst MA; Amherst; Emma Morgenstern; Dory Fox; Jamie Nadel; Aaron Lansky
|Global Jewish Comedy with Noah Gardenswartz - Yiddish Book Center|
Noah Gardenswartz is a stand-up comedian performing three shows of “global Jewish comedy” on the East Coast next week. Listen in as he talks about the common humor Jewish communities share and how he’s trying to break out of the Jewish comedy format. Episode 34 July 13, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Jewish; Comedy; Yiddish Book Center; Aaron Lansky; Emma Morgenstern; Noah Gardenswartz; Jdc; From Moscow With Love; Boston; New York; Washington Dc; Russia; Jewish Comedy; Jewish Culture; Stand-Up; Noahgcomedy
|Lost Embrace - Yiddish Book Center|
Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan talks with us about Lost Embrace (Argentina's 2004 Academy Award entry/Best Foreign Film), the eccentric and sweet story of a young man working at a mall in the Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Episode 35 July 25, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Aaron Lansky; Jewish; Jewish Culture; Yiddish Culture; Amherst MA; Amherst; Emma Morgenstern; Kenneth Turan; NPR; LA Times Film; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Once; Spanish; Lost Embrace; El Abrazo Partido; Daniel Burman; Daniel Hendler; Amol Iz Geven A Yid; Hebrew; Israel; Poland; Ybc; Nybc